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Nanostructured silica/polymer subcritical aerogels

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Abstract

The incorporation of functionalized core–shell polymer nanoparticles in a silica network, by the sol–gel process, yields a structure stiff enough to withstand capillary pressure upon subcritical drying. The resulting hybrid aerogels are machinable monoliths, stable under atmospheric conditions, and have improved mechanical performance. These combined properties make them strong candidates for insulation in high value applications.

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The article was received on 09 Mar 2007, accepted on 12 Apr 2007 and first published on 03 May 2007


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B703631K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2007,17, 2195-2198
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    Nanostructured silica/polymer subcritical aerogels

    L. M. Ilharco, A. Fidalgo, J. P. S. Farinha, J. M. G. Martinho and M. E. Rosa, J. Mater. Chem., 2007, 17, 2195
    DOI: 10.1039/B703631K

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